May 21, 2021
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:19
You and I know that things look like they are falling apart. But they are falling into place at the feet of Jesus. He is getting ready to come back. But think of a person outside of that who has no idea what is going on. They just see the craziness. And it is scary. It would be as if I didn’t know Jesus – I would be terrified. And so we can just offer them peace . . . offer them shalom. . .
There are different ways God can give you creativity as you go through your day and offer shalom to people who are so afraid. And they need the Prince of Peace. They need Jesus in their lives.
So don’t lose your focus. I feel like the Lord keeps telling me to stay focused, to keep your faith rooted in the Word and look forward to your future because you are going home…
And so this is our prayer for you –
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
For more about God’s Word bringing you peace, download Anne’s devotional Bible Study – How to seek God’s Guidance